KaDee Strickland’s character, Charlotte, on Private Practice is currently high on hormones due to her pregnancy with not just one baby, but three babies! Now that the spin-off series will bid the small screen for good after the 13th episode, TV Line queried the actress about Charlotte’s future as a momma of triplets and a little bit about next week’s episode. Keep reading for the Q&A below.
What stages of pregnancy acceptance will Charlotte be moving through in the coming weeks?
I can say this: You haven’t lived until you’ve had to wear a triplet pregnancy belly. You would be amazed at what a girl can learn based on the different months of pregnancy to make her character more interesting. Shonda and the writers have done an absolutely wonderful job of keeping me on my toes with the triplet storyline.
This week’s episode looks pretty heavy-duty, when a little girl goes missing at St. Ambrose.
Oh my God, this episode…. It’s something we haven’t experienced [on Private Practice] for a long time, that ER madness – and all because it’s raining in Los Angeles. They’ve taken that reality and turned it into an exceptional episode. And the actors that we got playing this family, I loved working with Charlie [Hofheimer, Mad Men] and Chryssie [Whitehead] — anybody watching this show can put themselves in the shoes of these parents. And that’s not the only thing that happens. We’ve hired a new doctor, played by Matt Long (Jack & Bobby), and they have a wonderful connection as fellow Southerners.
Do you know if Charlotte will give birth by the end of Episode 13?
I am pretty sure that everyone’s story is going to be tied up beautifully by the end of this. And I definitely think if you left me pregnant, you would have the audience’s heads exploding! That said, I wouldn’t expect anything to be uncomplicated just because the show is wrapping up. We haven’t gotten to the “Charlotte [POV] Episode,” so I don’t know what the plans are for li’l ol’ me, but Paul [Adelstein] and I just did a phenomenal script. The “Cooper” [POV] script is gorgeous; I loved doing that show. And I did hear that we’re going to have a wrap party. I can’t imagine what a wrap party for six years of work is going to look like, but I bet it’s gonna be a helluva good time!
Private Practice season 6 airs every Tuesday on ABC.